What Are ACEs, and How Are They Affecting Your Kids?

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on Jul 2, 2020 5:32:08 PM

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In 1953, Reverend James Crowe had a vision for a place where “wayward” young people could find a “reorientation of self.” His vision was a working ranch where young men (we expanded to include girls in the ’70s) would get the guidance and support they needed to find a path to a promising future. That’s when Idaho Youth Ranch was born.

SUCCESS STORY - How Equine Therapy Healed a Broken Spirit

Posted  by  Idaho Youth Ranch on May 28, 2020 6:14:23 PM

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A child’s mind is not equipped to deal with the stress of adult burdens. When young people experience toxic stress and trauma, their brains struggle to reconcile their world with how they perceive their friends’ worlds. The weight of those heavy thoughts pulls on kids’ psyches and, often, they reach a singular conclusion: “I am bad. I deserve this. I am not worthy.”